Yes Peas! The Story of Pea Growing in the UK

By Milly Fyfe
4th July 2023
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Do you know what is involved in growing and harvesting peas and getting them to the factory in time to be frozen? In this podcast episode, Milly Fyfe investigates the story behind pea growing in the UK and she speaks to Stephen Francis of Fen Peas, who manages a large pea farming cooperative in the East of England.

How many pea growers are there in the UK? Where are peas grown in the UK?  How do peas grow?

Here, Milly gets answers to all of these questions.


About Milly Fyfe

Milly is a marketing, PR, events and fundraising specialist, providing digital marketing support to food and farming businesses. Milly and her husband Andrew farm beef suckler cattle, sheep, arable crops and a few rare breed pigs in rural Northamptonshire. Milly writes and contributes to several publications including the Daventry Express, Rugby Advertiser and BBC Radio Northampton. During the height of the pandemic, Milly established a food blog called No Fuss Meals for Busy Parents, helping to make a connection between food grown in the UK and tasty meals that the whole family can enjoy. From there her podcast ‘The Countryside Kitchen Meets’’ was created, in which she interviews farmers and food producers about what they grow or raise. You can follow Milly on all social media platforms with the handle: @millyfyfe or visit